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Exploring Functional Medicine: Personalized Treatments for Cardiometabolic Conditions

Online Course
Up to 6 CME Credits
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An Interactive Online Course

Today’s Landscape

Chronic conditions now dominate healthcare, both in terms of expenditures and effects on patient quality of life.1 Over half of Americans have at least one diagnosed chronic condition.1 When considering just cardiometabolic syndrome, 57.5% of Americans are estimated to have prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes, or diabetes.2 Rates of metabolic syndrome continue to rise.2

This online, asynchronous course explores the framework of Functional Medicine as well as specific, personalizable tools for patients with cardiometabolic conditions.

Treating this epidemic of chronic illness requires a shift in focus. A systems-based approach can yield better outcomes and quality of life for patients.3,4 To prevent and treat these conditions, Functional Medicine’s established tools and systems-based approach offers enormous benefits.

Additional Information

Course Overview

This interactive, online course provides an overview of Functional Medicine through the lens of a cardiometabolic case. With an emphasis on treating underlying causes, advanced physical exam techniques, and ready-to-use intake, assessment, and patient education tools, this course equips clinicians with the tools to immediately personalize prevention and treatment plans.

In just six hours, this interactive course will reveal new considerations for personalizing treatment of cardiometabolic conditions.

Once purchased, you will have 60 days to complete the course in your IFM account.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the Functional Medicine Timeline tool to better identify physiological imbalances underlying the development/progression of metabolic syndrome and other chronic disorders.
  • Identify how the Functional Medicine approach to chronic conditions such as metabolic syndrome results in expanded therapeutic options.

Takeaways

  • Evaluate underlying causes for metabolic syndrome using the Functional Medicine Timeline and Matrix.
  • Implement and interpret advanced physical exam skills and cardiometabolic laboratory tests.
  • Personalize treatment of patients to address underlying causes and improve patient compliance.
  • A suite of physical exam and Functional Medicine tools to enable rapid implementation.

CME Information

To earn CME credit, you must complete a pre-course and a post-course survey, as well as achieve 80% or higher on the post-course test within 4 attempts.


ACCME Accreditation Statement

The Institute for Functional Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

MDs and DOs: The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association has approved IFM’s courses for Preventive Medicine certification within the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine.

  • For DCs: This course has not been approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by a chiropractic regulatory board. Please contact your state chiropractic board to inquire if continuing education credits obtained from ACCME-accredited programs are accepted and can be used toward your CEU requirements.
  • For NDs: Generally, programs that are accredited through the ACCME for CME credits are approved by state naturopathic boards. Please contact your state naturopathic board to inquire if AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from ACCME-accredited programs are accepted.
  • For Nursing Professionals: For the purpose of re-certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) contact hours approved through ACCME can be used. Please contact your state nursing board to inquire if continuing education credits obtained from ACCME-accredited programs are accepted.
  • For PAs: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts all continuing education credits obtained from ACCME-accredited programs.
  • For RDs: This course has not been approved for continuing professional education units (CPEUs) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Please contact your regulatory board to inquire if continuing education credits obtained from an ACCME-accredited program are accepted.
  • For LAcs: This course has not been approved by an acupuncture regulatory board. Please contact your state board to inquire if continuing education credits obtained from an ACCME-accredited program are accepted.
  • For OTHERS: Please contact your regulatory board to inquire if continuing education credits obtained from ACCME-accredited programs are accepted and can be used toward fulfilling your continuing education requirements.

Release Date: June 5, 2017
Last Reviewed Date: June 2017
Termination Date: June 5, 2022

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received within one week (7 days) of course purchase date to receive a complete refund of your tuition fee. Cancellations received after one week (7 days) of purchase date, and before the 60 day completion window are eligible for a refund less a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued if CME credits have been claimed. Failure to submit a cancellation request prior to the 60 day completion window will result in complete forfeiture of tuition (non-refundable, non-transferable, no exceptions.) CME credits and course materials are not available for those who choose to cancel their registration. A re-take price of $50 is available. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Tabitha Barth at tabithabarth@ifm.org or via fax to 253.661.8310.

References

  1. Gerteis J, Izrael D, Deitz D, et al. Multiple Chronic Conditions Chartbook: 2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2014. https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/prevention-chronic-care/decision/mcc/mccchartbook.pdf. Published April 2014. Accessed April 19, 2017.
  2. Menke A, Casagrande S, Geiss L, Cowie CC. Prevalence of and trends in diabetes among adults in the United States, 1988-2012. JAMA. 2015;314(10):1021-29. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.10029.
  3. Auffray C, Chen Z, Hood L. Systems medicine: the future of medical genomics and healthcare. Genome Med. 2009;1(1):2. doi: 10.1186/gm2.
  4. Bousquet J, Anto JM, Sterk PJ, et al. Systems medicine and integrated care to combat chronic noncommunicable diseases. Genome Med. 2011;3(7):43. doi: 10.1186/gm259.

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